Re: RARA-AVIS: The undependable narrator

From: Stephen Blackmoore (
Date: 16 Aug 2006

On Wed, August 16, 2006 1:40 am, Charlie Williams wrote:

> What I don't like are narrators who deliberately withhold information
> purely for the purposes of tension and mystery etc.

> I like an unreliable
> narrator should be that way because of psychological reasons, not
> artistic. This is all going a bit meta.

Have to agree with that, but I've always had problems with finding the line between withholding and having an unreliable narrator. At what point does the fact that the narrator is deceiving the reader become withholding information?


-Stephen Blackmoore

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